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To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Secrets from a Coach podcast launched a series of Kindness Cards.
Designed to encourage kindness and inspiration for both individuals and teams, the cards give users an opportunity to pause, reflect and redirect their actions every day.
Each pack contains 30 cards (plus 2 additional bonus cards), one for each day of the month, with thoughtful quotes and practical tips to help handle life's stresses and challenges. The Call To Action outlined on the cards give users an opportunity to grow and practice new skills to support resilience, confidence and self-awareness.
Debbie Green, wellness coach at Wishfish and co-presenter of Secrets from a Coach said, "It's like having your very own wellness coach in a box!"
Posted: 26 February 2024
Manchester-based giftware importer and distributor Joe Davies has announced that it is to become a 100 percent employee-owned business.
The shareholding of the business will be held by the Joe Davies Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) for the benefit of all employees.
The existing management team remains in place, headed up by CEO Steve Davies, it was Steve's great grandfather Joe that set up the business 105 years ago.
Davies commented; "I'm very proud to be able to say that the transition of the company to a 100 percent employee-owned business will see Joe Davies being run, and owned, by the very people that make Joe Davies what it is."
Posted: 30 January 2024
Lesser and Pavey has launched a new range of diffusers as part of the Desire range of fragrance products. With pastel coloured containers, bamboo reeds, and matching floral feature, this new addition is ideal for the spring. Fragrances contained include the six best sellers - Velvet Rose and Oud, Pomegranate Noir, Lavender and Chamomile, Vanilla and Anise, Fresh Linen, and Fig and Lotus.
Posted: 28 December 2023
A decade on from the first John Lewis How We Shop, Live and Look report, which looks back at the products and trends that shaped the year, we are a nation that has fallen out of love with DVD players and fidget spinners and gained a burgeoning obsession with air fryers and pizza ovens.
Over the last 12 months, we've seen customers return to shops, especially on Saturdays for a family day out where footfall is up 11 percent.
During the height of lockdowns, 81 percent of our sales came via the internet, this has fallen back to 57 percent with many dwelling in stores and hospitality and catering sales up 20 percent versus last year.
Posted: 1 December 2023
A new addition to the Lesser & Pavey fragrance range of gold-plated candles and diffusers, Desire, the Madelaine Boutique range from Heart Designs, offers ranges of candles and diffusers with added bling bows and gold bauble balls features on the sticks. Toppers to seal the fragrance in when not in use, the candles (large size has three wicks) burn wood sage and sea salt, oud and bergamot, and cashmere and silk. The same fragrances are featured in the diffusers coming in three sizes, with set of three 50ml diffusers. Each item is presented in a stylish cylinder packaging.
Posted: 8 November 2023
With a handful of accolades including best seaside resort in Britain, best beach in the UK and the happiest place to live, St Ives is ready to showcase its charms with a new gift card. Led by St Ives BID, the St Ives Gift Card is available to buy online as either a physical or digital card, and can be spent like a debit card on everything from accommodation and eating out to shopping and leisure activities, making it ideal for UK holidays and locals looking to explore where they live. One of the places that accepts the new St Ives Gift Card is restaurant Hub Box, located on St Ives harbour, and home of the live harbour webcam.
Posted: 19 July 2023
Celebrating 30 Years Of Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, Licensed To Charm is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of the latest additions to the special edition figurine series. Produced under licence from Aardman Animations, these miniature bronze figurines are a must-have for fans and collectors alike. The Collection comprising two meticulously detailed figurines, celebrating two iconic characters from the film, Wallace and the cunning criminal mastermind, Feathers McGraw.
Posted: 13 June 2023
Wild Blossom is a new range from Joe Davies featuring a range of beautifully decorated ceramic gifts. The design is a colourful array of watercolour spring blooms, bees and butterflies adorning a cream dimpled textured matt finish ceramic. Using all the bestselling shapes such as Mugs, coasters, hanging heart plaques, tealights and heart tokens combined with heartfelt sentiments for Mum, Nan, friends and family make this collection the perfect choice for gifts and home décor. This new addition to your shop is sure to set the spring season selling off to a great start.
Posted: 5 June 2023
Manchester based importer and giftware distributor Joe Davies has appointed David Cree, former National Sales Manager, as Sales Director of the company.
David has been with Joe Davies since 2004 and will be responsible for all sales operations across the business.
Managing Director, Paul Hooker commented "David has effectively been carrying out the Sales Director role for some time and his appointment is in recognition of all his hard work.
David's customers will be delighted, it's a very well-deserved promotion and a natural progression for Joe Davies."
Posted: 15 May 2023
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III a commemorative hallmark has been approved. Based on a medal by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and using artwork supplied by Thomas Fattorini, the mark depicts the King's head against an oval background. It can be applied to gold, silver, platinum or palladium items, by any of the four UK assay offices. The approval process involved the assay offices considering a selection of possible designs and submitting two to the British Hallmarking Council which chose the design depicting the King's head.
Posted: 24 April 2023